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Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, Karakol

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Learn about a great Russian geographer who first described Central Asia when you visit Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, a neo-classical single-story building detailing the life of the explorer who died of typhoid fever on the shores of Issyk-Kul. Opened in 1957, the museum features sketches of local peoples, engravings, and books with details of Przhevalsky's expeditions shown on a bas relief map of Central Asia. A huge globe, an armillary sphere, and a stuffed horse, presumably having belonged to the scientist, are among top exhibits. A live horse is kept in a museum yard under white birch trees. The balcony offers a scenic panorama of nearby ponds. Przhevalsky is buried in the museum's courtyard. Add Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum and other attractions to your Karakol trip itinerary using our Karakol trip generator.
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  • I myself come from Karakol, so is now called City Przhevalsk, is named in honor of the great traveler. We are often in childhood were transported on an excursion in the Museum when I visited the Museum several years ago, everything was so new to me was the Guide she is available, all told, was so interesting, many discoveries for me. I recommend to visit the Museum and monument.
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  • Guide was gracious woman, not on the paucity of our group tour was interesting! Visited monument and grave.
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  • For many years I was interested in the fate of this unusual and legendary Explorer of Asia. Russian geographer and Explorer of Central Asia, honourable Member Petersburg án. A total of N.m. Przhevalsky during his expeditions overcame the distance in 30 thousand kilometers. Only one quote researcher and traveler from his dispatches: quite enjoy the benefits provided by a pool of Cupid, we must own and critical of its tributary of Songhua River, irrigate the best part of this basin, and CD. its headwaters close to the northern provinces of China. Finishing all of Manchuria, we once that State's closest neighbour and, not to mention our trading relations, we can firmly establish our political influence. " Said it was one hundred and fifty years ago. One can only guess what the imperial decree he was promoted to major-general. According to unverified data from prim British MI-6 recognized Przewalski best Scout 19 century. The Museum is gorgeous and extremely informative in historical terms.
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